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URGENT APPEAL: Man left 'seriously injured' in violent Maidstone attack

Tuesday 22nd September 2020

A MAN has been left seriously injured after a violent attack outside a petrol garage in Maidstone.

The incident is alleged to have taken place at around midnight on Sunday, September 20 2020 in Tonbridge Road, close to the junction with Stanford Drive.

The victim was approached by another man on the pavement where he was repeatedly punched, kicked and stamped on.

He was taken to hospital with multiple head and facial injuries.

Officers investigating the incident are now appealing to local residents and motorists who may have important information to contact them.

Detective Constable Kate Humpheryes, of west Kent CID, said: "This was an extremely violent assault which has left the victim suffering some appalling injuries. We believe the suspect is known to the victim and are working hard to locate and arrest him.

"At some stage both of them spilled into the road and we are urging motorists who may have been in this area to check for any dashcam footage which may assist our investigation. We are also asking residents to check home security CCTV or doorbell cameras."

Anyone with information is asked to call 01622 604100, quoting crime reference 46/168601/20. You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555111 or by using the online form.